MEDITATION OF THE DAY
The Meaning of Our Worship
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and forever and through the ages! Amen. Lift up your hearts!
To you, God of Abraham, of Isaac, of Israel, O King of glory! The offering is made to God, the Lord of all things. It is right and praiseworthy so to do. It is right that every tongue should glorify, every voice attest, every creature venerate and celebrate the adorable and glorious name of the most holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created the world in their loving kindness and out of their goodness saved men and granted to mortals eternal benefits.
Thousands upon thousands of heavenly spirits bless and adore you, myriads and myriads of angels, their spirits on fire, sing to your name. With the cherubim and seraphim, they glorify and adore your grandeur saying to each other as they proclaim unceasingly: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; heaven and earth are filled with his wonderful presence, with the splendor of his greatness. Hosanna in the highest, hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes and who will come with heavenly power in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
We affirm your presence, Lord, we, your servants, to whom you have made an immense gift which we cannot possibly repay. You clothed yourself with our humanity, you came down from heaven with your divinity, you have raised up our littleness, lifted us from our prostration, raised to new life our mortal flesh, pardoned our sins, condoned our debt; you have brought light to our minds, vanquished our enemies, given honor to our poverty. Lord, our God, may our song give glory, acknowledgement, and adoration to your superabundant grace, now and forever and through all ages. Amen.
The Chaldean Liturgy
From Hymns to Christ: And a Concert of Miniatures. © 1982, St. Paul Publications, Slough, UK. All rights reserved.